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NORWICH BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24,- 191 1
Today and Tomorrow
FRYING CHICKEN, lb...'. .25o
LEGS REAL LAMB ....20c
STEWS REAL LAMB ..10c
CALVES' LIVER 25c
AMERICAN BACON ....... ,,,.,.. 20c
SUGAR CURED HAMS. ........ . .16c
SMOKED SHOULDER. .. v .10 and 12c
SEA FOAM CRACKERS T...3 lbs 25c
W. A. SOMERS
Oal m iMiib of Tea
Snappy and Stylish
la Up-to-date Lasts
Ferguson I diarbenneau,
MURPHY & McGARRY,
SOI Main Straal ,
We ooVorZao exactly aa Him
Have you seen
It's ths latest thing in clothes mak
Ing, a naw model in Sack Suits made
far smartly dressed young men and
sold only by us.
Hart Schaffner & Marx designed
this model; and it's a naw one, and a
good cne. "You ought to sea it, at
least; glad to show you any day.
Shape-maker Suits $18. and up.
Varsity Suits $20. and up.
Cur Suits at $12. and $15. are ex
cellent values, not Ha-t Schaffner
Marx to be sure, but values that ex
cel any that you can find elsewhere.
The Home of Hart S'lmffner & Marx
Who Wanls Business Wagons?
OPEN OR TOPS.
m.ny people do not know- we varry
stirh a large Block. It will pay you
to take a look b 'fore buying at no cost
to vmi. ir prlifs that lead $55.00,
f5.00, $75.00, $85.00.
THE L L CHAPMAN GO.
14 Bath Street,
For June Mings
We furnish Weddinj Invitations and
Announcements, At Home and Calling
Cards, printed on the finest stock from
ngraved plats or from type. '
Correct fityle at correct prices.
Estimates cheerfully furnished.
CRANSTON & CO.
FCR MEMORIAL DAY
Come ami ce oirr bead flowers to
decorate graven. They last forever
and never fade. Reasonable prices. .
J. P. THEVE, Florist!
Tel. 692-4. -N'ear St. Mary's t'enietery.
Ilia II sj ia pa a.avertlma- msfllam in
Fastarri Comi ictlcul equal to Too BuL
fcntai for tnurtnesii result.
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mf? for Ucstioif diseases of ALU"
fl k?l3itcou membranes, such as
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'Norwich, Wednesday, May 24, 1911.
It 1s claimed that Monday was the
hottest Way 22 an twenty-live years.
May i In the church calendar is the
ieasi, 01 uur taay, tteip ot unrisuans.
ft is sMd'that summer excursions
to Block Island are to begin early this
.Advent churches are appointing d.l
egatea .. the Mate convention la 'eW
Haveh on May 30. s- .
.'Men have been pruning the vinos
on tne Otis library, which already
show thrift' growth.
Kev. Charles If. Ricketts will de
liver the Memorial day address at
Monson, Mass., this year.
May is the month to start beekeep
inK, and many farmers are adding
hives to their possessions.
Yesterday's cool wave frave human
ity new' couraee. It came as a great
relief to invalids and the aged.
Harry Burnett and family of Hart
ford have taken the Reveri cotta&e
at Ocean beach for the summer.
Maryland strawberries are arriving
ip market at prices to encourage
churen societies to held strawberry
suppers. i .
Grand Army officials are 'making
their annual request, that t. cir partic
ular day, May o0, be called Memorial
day not Iecoration day.
Passengers on the Worcester trains
notice the banks along the railroaJ
below Plainrieid, which are covered
with lons-steitmed violets.
Farmers had a comparatively easy
day Sunday, tha first Sunday in weeks;
as tin; groutid was moist enough after
the showers to preveat wocdland nres.
The chestnut bark disease hs been
discovered in seven sections across
the Rhode Island border, and prompt
measures are being taken to prevent
There is to be baptism of five can
didates in the river at Poquonnoc
Bridge next Sunday by Rev. Osmer
Or. Kuddington of the Poquonnoc
Br.'dge Baptist elrnrch.
Fonr.er Guv. Thomas M. "Waller of
Channing street. Sew London, is to
close his town house end take up his
abode at Xeptune park for the sum
mer, on the ath of June.
The permanent commission on paro
chial archives of the ciocese of Con
necticut is to hold its meeting in the
comptroller's office at the state capi
tol on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Herbert S. Owens, formerly of
the Kastern Point colony, was the lady
telected to deliver the speech at the
presentation of the silver service to
the battleshla Utah, on Saturday.
IOcal rifio shots have received pro
grammes of the 'Memoriat day shoot hy
the New Haven Gun club, when many
prizes are offered. There are ten events
with several special gun events.
K. If. Starkweather of Danielson
came here on Tuesday and took his
turnout back home. The horse had a
good rest here and appears to have
suffered no all effects from the long
In accordance with a circular letter
Issued by Rt. Rev. Bishop Nilan, a
Novena in honor of the Holy Ghost
will begin Friday evening in the Cath
olic churches, and will be continued
until Whit Sunday.
Iris and other spring flowers are in
bloom in the old-fashioned garden at
the bweet place, on Thames street,
which every season is kept with such
order and care that it is a real beauty
spot in that section.
It will interest local descendants of
Groton patriots to knov that the
graves of s jldiers n both the South
and Starr cemeteries have been mark
ed by the committee with small flags,
that the decorating of all on M;r.i;i-ial
day'may be assured.
Siipt. J. F. Stanton of the "West
Chelsea school has arranged for tha
repeating of the Maypole dance at the
Mt. Pleasant ttreet school, following
tha school session, at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon. It will be a public affair and
no doubt many will attend.
The entertainment for Founleis'
day, which was to lave taken place
today, Wednesday, Mav 24, at Rock
Nook home, is indefinitely postponed,
on account of illness among the chil
dren Abby D. Allen, chairman en
tertainment committee. adv.
The first of June Ralph B. Coit, son
of Mrs. James B. Coit, will resign the
deputy insurance commissionership of
North Carolina to become actuary for
the Greensboro Mutual of Greensboio,
NV C. He left Norwich in 1893 for
New York and then went to Texas.
Petei KeHey of Hopkinton, Mass.,
was hound over to the September term
of the superior Court under bonds of
$1,000 Monday afternoon by Justics of
the Peace Charles A. Gallup on a
charge of larceny of game fowl fron.
the farm of F. H. Gavitt in Water
ford. . ,
With a setting hen its lone occupant
the house or. the Bloomingdale road,
Quaker Hill, owned by Mrs. Margar?t
Ames, burned to the ground early
Sunday morning. The lire broke oui
about 2 bV-lock, andits origin is a
mystery. Mrs. Ames is in Ireland on
Tur:i societies tl-roughout the "tale
will celebrate on Thursday the cen
tenary uf the establishment o the first
Turn Platz (an open field for the prac
tice of gymnastics) by Kriedrich Lurt
wig Jahn in May. 3811, on the Hasen
heidc, at that time in the outskirts of.
At the state meeting of the Wo
WPii's Vniversalist Missionary society
held in St. Paul's church, Meriden, on
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Cobb, wife
of Rev. J. V. Cobb of Norwich, pre
sided; also reading one ft the four
papers, her theme hcing The Decisive
Hour f T Foreign Missions.
Commen .-einfnt . exercises at Trinity
college will begin on Saturday, June
24. with the annual Trinity-We'leyan
baseball game. In the evening the
annual senior dramatic will be given,
the hill being Her Uncle's Will. In
which Thomas G. Brown, son of Rev.
ajid Mrs. J. Kldred Brown of Norwich,
has a leading part.
The 19U luncheon at New Haven
May 51 in honor of Mrs. Sara T. Kin
ney of Hartford, president general of
the National Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, is being pleasantly
anticipated by the Daugnters from ail
over the state, who have been bidden
to the affair, as well as. Mrs. Kinney
herself, who always .looks forward to
these social gatherings.
Kach of the observation trains for
the boat ra' e this year will' have fchro?
more cars than heretofore, the number
Drink for your'IiealifUWilliams' Root
Beer. A most wholpsosne temperance
beverage. 5 Uisscs for 2c
being increased from 27 to 30 It is
reported the race will be rowsd down
The will of Ira L. Peck mi filed in
,the probata court Tuesday. There are
several 'personal bequests and tve resi
due is left to his two brothers, Lucius
and Carlos L. Peck. -
Charles Mason didn't appear in tha
city court on Tuesday morning in the
watch case, and the police are looking
for him. The case is one of little im
portance, it is stated.
In the city court Tuesday morning
two boys were presented charged with
taking a boat which is in the care of
G. Bishop Church. Tihey were placed
in care of the probation officer until
the first of July.
.' The ease against Frank Thompson,
charged with murder in Mystic, is due
to.be ihsard before Judge Latimer in
Groton this morning. Coroner Brown
has completed his report and the pa
pers are in the hands of Prosecutor
Warren Burrows of Groton.
This morning the May term of ,the
civil superior court with a jury opens,
there being thrae cases on the list for
today, the first being Kelly, adm., vs.
Bradbury, to be followed by Bosworth.
adm., vs. the New Haven road, and
Allen vs. the New Haven, road. . .
Thoee wanting the road to Kitemaug
in Montville are not satisfied and an
othar town meeting; may be called.' It
is said that inasmuch as the first
meeting favored the vote, that such a
vote is final and only the superior
court can undo it. The matter will not
be dropped. ,
Harry Campbell of Hartford was a
visitor in town on Tuesday.
Edgar H. Oehlhof of Boston has been
spending several days in this city.
Walter H. Woodworth has left for a
fishing trip to the Rangeley lakes in
Or. Jliggins was called to Colches
ter Sunday in consultation with Dr.
Klein of that place,
G. D. Weiss of the Bronx, New
York, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Miko
lasi of 49 Franklin street.
Edgar , Crawley of Uncasville has
closed his summer home for a trip
to Wyoming for hi3 health.
Mr. and Mrs. Franft: O. Moses of
Norwich have b?en guests of Captain
and Mrs. Pettigrew of Groton. . -
Mrs. Ida Stanhope of New Haven
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William -M. Perkins of Franklin street.
Mrs. William Gallup and son Lester
of Woodstock have returned home aft
er spending a week with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Jones and fam
ily of Norwich, who were at Gales
Ferry, over the week end, have re
mained for a few days at their cot
Mrs. Nathan A. Gibbs; who has been
in East Wareham. Mass., during the
past two . weeks, having been called
there by the death of Mr. Gibbs' fa
ther, Capt. Kathan P. Gibbs, has re
turned to her home at Gales Ferry.
Mrs.' Andrew H. Breed and daughter
Hattie of Norwich" were visiting New
London acquaintances this week. This
is the first time Mrs. Breed has been
so far away from home since last No
vember, having been confined to the
house the greater part of the time.
W. Ross Nichols.
The death of W. Ross Nichols oc
curred, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. C. L. Palmer. In Leffingwell,
about 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
after an illness of about two years
with heart and kidney trouble. He
was the last of his immediate family.
W. Ross Nichols was born in Scot
land. Conn., August 2, 1834, but for
many years lived in this city, having
been gardener for T. Y. Winship for
many years. Because of failing health
he was obliged to give this up two
years ago. Mrs. Nichols died last Feb
ruary. Since last October he had made
his home with his daughter. He was
well known in this erty, where so
many years ,of his life were passed
and was an excellent gardener. . He
belonged to no organization.
He is survived by his daughter and
a son. Warren Nichols of Wlllima.n
tic. There are six grandchildren.
John M; Newton.
After an illness with heart trouble
and dropsy since last August, the
death of John Maples Newton oc
curred at his home in Somerville,
Mrss, about 8.30 Monday evening.
The news of his death will come with
much surprise to his many acquaint
ances' in this city, where the greater
part of his life was passed.
John M. Newton was born in Nor
wich June 30, 1865, the only child of
James W. and Nancy J. Maples New
ton, both of whom are deceased. His
father started the grocery store at
West Main and Asylum streets, and
for years the son was employed there
as clerk. He was later employed in
the W. H. Davenport Fire Arms com
pany and about seven years ago went
to Somerville where hw opened a store
where he continued fenr a year and a
half, since when he has been em
ployee! by the Furbush company in
the tallow business. --
He was a member, of the Methodist
church in S-jmervillc, having previous
ly belonged here, and also belonged to
the United Workmen end Modern
Woodmen. He marrie-1 Miss Annie
Pierson. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.
V. B. Pierson, by whom ne is sur
vived, together with four children,
Gladys, Floyd, Alberta and RusselL
The body is to be brought to this city
It's purity thai counts in prescrip
tion wark. Remember the next time any
member of your family is sick to bring
your prescriptions to
We use in filling prescriptions the
purest drugs made.
For twenty years this si ore has blaz
ed the trail of high quality,-superior
service, high prices, that has ledMhis
drug store to do a large retail drug
By using the beat drugs we assist
the doctor In renewing your hearth.
HELD FOR SUPERIOR COURT
Probable Cause Found in Case Against Rev. W. H.
McLean Bonds Reduced to $200 and Will be
Furnished Today. . - . f
f There was an all-day session of the
city court on Tuesday because of the
trial of . the case against Revr W. H.
McLean, who was brought here from
Newport" News, Va, on a charge of
emhezzlemept.' It was claimed ihat
he had- the sum of ?75 belonging to
the New England Sick Benefit society
of Norwich, -he being president and
treasurer of the 'organization. He
pleaded -not -guilty to the charge "and
was defended by Attorney Browning.
There were many interested in the
case who remained in the courtroom
throughout the trial, at the conclusion
of which probable cause was found by
Deputy Judge- Barnes and the ac
cused held for the next term of the
criminal superior-, court under $200
bonds. It is probable he wil lsecure
bail today! . -
There were many witnesses called
by both sides, it being"" testified that
the accused had said . from time to
time that he was willing to square VP
the accounts as soon as by-laws and
constitution were adopted and that he
said he had the money in the bank.
J. H. Perkins of the Dime bank tes
tified that he had had a small account
in that bank, but never a large one,
and' that it was drawn out and closed
up before he left this city. It was al
From the testimony it appeared that
Rev. Mr. McLean was the whole as
sociation as far as management was
coneeraed.-until several new1 members
were taken in, when there was a de
mand for an accounting, which was
The accused testified as to the start
ing of the association and of making a
trip to Hartford regarding the charter
WORKED FOR FIRST TIME
Finely Dons by Connecticut Consistory
Under Albert S. Comstock, - Com
mander in Chief.
Many were at- Masonic temple Tues
day evening for the banquet at -6.30,
after which much Interest was mani
fested in the working of the 20th de
gree by the consistory oillcers under
the direction of Commander in Chief
Albert's. Comstock. This was the first
time this dejree has been worked and
the officers received many compli
ments for the manner in which it was
done. There was a class of nine can
Next Monday evening,, following a
banquet, the triennial conclave of
Connecticut consistory will be held,
when officers will be elected, such
elections coming every tnree years.
Following the business meeting ,the
27th degree will be worked upon the
same class which was worked Tuesdaj'
night, preparing- them to receive the
32d degree. . , ' e
IS NOT SETTLED
Masters Say Resolutions From Build
ing Trades Council Have Not Reach -ed
The -master plumbers held their
regular May meeting Tuesday evening
at the Buckingham Memorial, having
changed their place of meeting from
Eagles' hall. President A. J., Whdley
was in the-chair. It was 'Stated rafter
the meeting that the only business
transacted was of a routine nature,
and that the ' Resolutions recently
passed by the Building Trades coun
cil directed to an effort to settle the
strike of the journeymen plumbers had
not yet come before the master plumb
BLANC BOY FOUND
IN RIVER AT BALTIC
Body Found Near Charon Flats Had
Been Missing Since Monday.
The body of Napoleon Blanc, the
13 year old son of Donat Blanc of Bal
tic, was found by a searching party
about 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in
'the Shetutiet river near' the Charon
flats juat below Baltic. The boy left
home about 3 o'clock Monday after
noon and when he did not return in
the evening a searching party was
sent out. Hi was said to be subject
to fits, and it' was thought that per
haps he had gone swimming and be
ing taken with a fit, drowned, but
this theory was unfounded, as the body
was fully clothed when found except
for his cap, which was round before.
The boy wts 13 years old and was
born in North Grosvenordale. Pre
vious to moving to Baltic the family
resided in Taftville. - He Is survived
hy his father. Mrs. Blanc died some
time ago.. Just how the boy got into
the water is not known . Funeral Di
rector Grant took charge of the body.
ROUND TABLE MEETING
HELD IN LEDYARD
Guests of Mrs. John E. Fanning at
the Summer Home.
For next to -their last meeting of the
season the Norwich Kound Table
members went to the summer hon-e
of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fanning in
Ldj'ard on Tuesday evening, via the
Ncrwich ' & Westerly road, Mrs. Fan
ning being the hostess. There was a
goodsized attendance and an enjoyable
time was held.
At the roll call some prominent abo
litionist was mentioned, the subject
for the evening being The Crucial Pe
riod in American History. There were
three papers during the-evenlng. The
Genesis of the American Slave Traf
fic, by Mrs. S. Howard Mead; John
Brown- and the - Anti-Slavery Agita
tion, by Mrs. Herbert J. Wyckoff, and
after the intermission, Connecticut
and the Abolition Movement, by Mrs.
Mary G. Webster.
Light refreshments were served by
the hostess and the party reached here
at 10.20 o'clock.
SALE OF NORWICH & WESTERLY
Will Be Held in Poquetanuek on .June
. The auction sale of the Norwich &
Westerly road, as advertised, will be
held on June 22 at Poqcretanuck. in one
lot. The sale is to be at noon, and
a description of the propertp appears
elsewhere. . s
'The report from New Haven thaft
President Mullen of the New Haven
road had refused to buy the road is
reported untrue by one in a position
to know, and it is, understood that it
has not been effered to him.' .
Home from Colorado.
Day Starter- Harry Stebbins, who
has been away on a trip to- Colorado
and other western points, returned on
Tuesday evening, coming by way of
Worcester. He will be back at his ac
customed place in the starter's office
on Franklin square todaj-, where Night
Starter John Kinney has been serv
ing, . while Spare Conductor Heroux
had Mr. Kinney's place at night.
A Fair Exchange.
A Chicago judge has i sentenced a
bad- boy to the navy. -Now the navy
may -be expected to sentence Its re
rt ottwis tors $. Chjgow-lep-.
ing of the association. He said that
there came a time when he could not
agree with some of the- members, but
he refused to turn oyer any of the
funds until there was a, treasurer reg
ularly chosen to look after the money.
He said that the total amount was $64,
from which' there were several
amounts for expenses to be deducted
until it was about $10, he owed the
association.- He told -of his leaving
tho city and that it was generally
known he was going. He said he had
ben ready to tuth over tha money.
He denie-1 that he had made an
appointment with some of the mem
bers to meet them after the annual
meeting and settle up the account, or
that he said the money in the bank
had been attached for board and other
There was' a brief argument favor
ing holding the accuses? tor the super
ior court bj- City Attorney Hall, while
Attorney Browning pleaded for the
accused, saying he was not a fugitive
from justice, had corsented to come
back, here without any trouble, and
that Tie should be acquitted, the mat
ter being a tangle, and the trouble
arising possibly from tne incomplete
accounts and records.
Deputy Judge Barnes held that a
demand had been made of the ar-eused
several times for "the money. He told
then the money was on hand in the
bank, whan, as a matter of fact, it
was not in the bank, and he had con
verted it. Probable cause was found
and he was held. Tne bonds were
reduced from $500 to $200 and a
bondsman was there willing to. go se
curity and this will probably be ac
cepted this morning. ''.' .'
SUDDEN DEATH CF"
MRS. ROBERT NICQLA
Found in Her Room, Where She .Had
Expired During thf Night from An
gina Pectoris. .
Emma E. Baker, widow of Robert
Nicola, was found dead in bed Tues
day morning at the home of John L.
Mitchell on Rockweil terrace, where
she had been employed for" the past
year as cook. She had been afflicted
with heart trouble for some time, but
appeared to be in her usual health on
Mnday night when :s retired. Dr.
W. K. Tingley was called and later
Dr. Lester E. Walkei, who had been
treating the woman, and death was
pronounced due to angina pectoris.-
The deceased was !orri in Norwich
December 25, 1854, and was the daugh
ter of Charles and Frances Baker.
She was married here .o Robert Nic
ola, who passed away some years ago.
She was at one time employed as a
cook in New York city. Her mother
died about two months ago. Under
taker C. A. Gager, Jr.. took, charge of
the body. . t
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
, HAVE LADIES' NIGHT.
Wauregan Lodge Provided Delightful
' Time for Large Number..
, - ..-
Ladies' night by Wauregan lodge,
No, 6, Knights of Pythias, with New
ton Beers, dramatic impersonator, on
the programme, :wa successfully car
ried out on Tuesday evening in Pyth
ian hall, having a large audoence for
the enjoyeble entertainment.- Gardner
lodge, No. 46, co-operated with the
brother Pythians in bringing the even
ing to, its successful outcome, both
from a financial and a social stand
point. : .
Mr. Beers was introduced by Charles
W. Spalding, a past chancellor com
mander and the only charter member
of Wauregan lodge, who-still preserves
his membership there. Mr. Beers ap
peared in a dramatic -characterization
of Banim's fraternal drama, Damon
,and Pythias, which was done with
splendid effect, convincingly -showing
his dramatic talent in taking the ten
different characters required in the
play and giving each a distinct per,!
sonahty. He w as loudly , applauded.
Before giving the play he gave a brief
outline of the order, presenting in a
convincing . way the merits of this
prominent fraternal organization. His
entertainment was concluded in time
for his to leaTe by the boat train for
New London, where he is t appear
this evening for the Pythians. .
The committee in charge comprised
James H. Smith (chairman), Edwin A.
Dudley, John F. Amburn, William J.
Blackburn and Henry A. Guile.
. HAS OUTSIDE DRILL
Taken to Little Plains by Lieutenant
Nichols for Stacking of Arms.
Each rear there is one or more out
door drills by the Fifth company. C
A. C. tha first being held Tuesday
eveninar, when Lieuccrsant Nichols
took the company to t:e little Plains
where they practiced the stacking of
arms. The slippery floor in the ar
mory and the oiled street gave pref
erence to the grassplot for that pur
One transfer from the Thirteenth
company to the Fifth , company has
been made, this being Private Graham
of Danielson -
At the company meeting orders for
Memorial day were rma, the company
being- directed to assemble at eight
o'clock Tuesday morning at the ar
mory to go to Uncasville to take part
in the exercises there. They will be
served with dinner there and return in
time for participation in the local pa
rade in the afternoon.
Elected Vice President of Connecticut
. Historical Society at Hartford.
At the annual meeting of the Con
necticut Historical society at "Hartford
Tuesday night reports of the officers
for the past year were read and the
following officers elected:
President, Dr. Samuel Hart of Mid
dletown: vice presidents, James J.
Goodwin of Hartford, Governor Simeon
E. Baldwin of New Haven, Jonathan
Trumbull of Norwich, Morris W. Sey
mour of Bridgeport. Carl Stoeckel ot
Norfok, Frank Farnsworth Starr of
Hiddletown, Ellen D. Lamed of Thomp
son, and Congressman E. Stevens Hen
ry of RoT-kilte: recording secretary, Al-f
bert C. Bates: corresponding -secre-
tary. Re1. W. De f,oss Tore; treasurer, ;
John F. Morris: auditor, Edgar t. Wa
terman, all of Hartford.
REACHED COSTA RICA.
George Shelly Conducted en Line frpm
San Jose to Port Limon.
A letter has just been received from
George Skelly formerly employed on
the. Central Vermont road, telling of
his safe arrival in Costa Rica, where
he is employed as freignt conductor
between San .Jose una Port Limon.
Mr. Skelly left for there three weeks
ago. He writes to his relatives here
that the country is fine one to be
in, but very warm at the present time.
The principal freight carried on the
line is mangoes and other fruit and
coffee. They run loartert to the coast
port and light on the wy back to the
Tokio, Japan, intends to spend-nearly
i 16,000,060 on drainage wwrks.
PHYSICAL DIRECTOR BANDLOW
Scop -and Purpose of tha Movement
Clearly Set Forth.
At the present time, when there is
so much interest taken in the contem
plation of establishing playgrounds for
the.childrn of Norwich, Physical Dir
rector Bandlow oi : the Y. ML C. A.,
whose experience and interest in -this
work leads him to: urge the' establish
ment of such playgrounds, believes that
if the citizens of Norwich were aware
of the magnitude of this project, and
could see the work that has been done
in other American cities, many of thein
smaller than Norwich, - they would gain
a clearer and more intelligent idea of
this work and Its benefits. The play
ground congress held in Washington,
D. C, this month its fifth annual con
vention,, and the following article rel
ative to Its scope and purpose is fur-:
nished by the secretary of tha asso
ciation,' Howard Bronslow. It is- as
good a statement as can be found:
Are the people of the United States
Interested in playgrounds? In thrae
waeks in December, 1910. our-office. re
ceived over one-thousand: letters from
all .parts of the country asking about
playground problems. Last June,
when the Playground Association of
America held its congress at Roches-;
ter, over four thousand . people wave
present at some 'of the sessions, ye:
the association was not organized until
1906. - , ,
,.lts purpose is to promote.' normal,
wholesome play and public recreation.
At first all the strangrth of the asso
ciation was concentrated on" securing
playgrounds for children. - IrK 1907, 90
cities had playgrounds. : In 199 : the
number had risen to 336. This yearfhe
roster of cities will be about-EOO.
1 he success of the playgrounds for
children created a demand for-recreation
centers for grown people.' Cities
found that the most effective means
of fighting low dives," bad dance halls,
and other vicious pleasure resorts, is
in opening tha public school building,
or some other suitable place,- a'nd pro
viding a chance for pleasure and
amusement in. decent surroundings.
Already school buildings are -usfed as
recreation centers in 17 -citias. :
When the Playground Association of
America was organized no one imag
ined that in the year 1909-1910 eight
American cities alone would authorize
bond issues for play centers tq-the tt-!
tal amount of $2,000,000, -or that Cin
cinnati would this year spend $1,000.
000 for public recreation, and Grand
Rapids $200,000. .That, four thousand
people would now' be employed in the
work of play in the United States, or
that rural centers would be establish
ing playgrounds as at Tamalpais Can
ter, Cal., would have been thought im
possible then. . ; i
Many Cities Establish Grounds.
During the last two years 246 Amer
ican ci-.ies have established play
grounds for the first time, and other
communities to the number of 195 aria
now conducting campaigns for them.
What the 195 cities now anxious to
have facilities for play are to. spend in
the next few years can only be esti
mated. . Orphan asylums, hospitals tor
the insane, institutions for ths feeble
minded have made special provision
for the recreation of their vards. The
children in schools for the blind are
almost as happy in their play as see'npr
children; Churches ar? giving the use
of their grounds and county fairs have
had playground exhibits. In some cities
both political parties in their plat
forms have declared for outdoor recre
ation centers. In Stockton and Fresno,
Cal., Camden, N. J., Philadelphia, ;Bal
timors and Dallas thousands of chil
dren have marched in monster parades
asking f;r playgrounds.
The playground propaganda in a few
years has attained a development
which many causes have reached only
after half a century. Its great?st dan
ger has been its rapid growth. " All
persons familiar with a certain $100.
000 playground building in an eastern
city know that if the bricks used in its
construction had been left loose upon
the ground the- children would hav
played with the bricks more than thev
use their costly structure." In another
place a $10,000 playground has been
as much used as another which cost
ten times as much. Thousands of dol
lars have bsen wasted because 'cities
have planned their playgrounds with
out knowledge of what other munici
palitie3 have done. The Playground
Association of America tries to help
cities avoid such squandering of money
so that every dollar may b? made to
bring the largest possible amount of
Ground at Holyoke.
Besides the annual meeting the as
now being held, in Washington, the as
sociation this year has held playground
instltut?s for New England in Horyoke,
Mass.. in Baltimore for the middle At
lantic states, in Detroit for the north
central, and for the northwest in Min
neapolis. Another will probsvbly be
held for the south. These conferences
ha-e been for ths discussion of prac
tical playground problems. -
400 Cities Beginning Grounds.
The association helps 'the different
cities to secure capable playground
workers. A special committee has pre
pared a norma! course in play, which
is now being used in 17 educatioy'il
institutions. Several universities have
professors of play. A representative
of the association is giving the greater
part of his time to visiting normal
schools for confarencea and lectures.
A 36-page monthly illustrated maga
zine, The Playground, is. published by
th? association. It is read in Chini
and Japan as well as in America and
Europe. A Playground. Y'ear Book is
published annually, giving a detailea
summary of the developments of the
play movsment during each preceding
twelve months. Special studies of
equipment and other playground prob
lems are circulated so that the entire
country may avoid costly experiments.
Lantern slides, cuts and photograh"
are' loaned for special campaigns.
The association has three playground
efficiency tngireers or experts, giving
thsir entire time to visiting different
cities, studying th?ir n?eds and possi
bilities and helping each to work out
its own problem. There are 400 cities
just beginning playgrounds, or in the
early stages of their work, and only
three field secretaries fof all America.
The budget of ths association -for
this year is $50,000. There :is no cn
bolted up with '
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Cnicago, Jan. 23d, representatives from
many cities came long distances to
center with Joseph Lee. Jane Adams
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th-3 association for meeting the grow
ing demands upon it. The need wae
so obvious to thosa most familiar witn
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v.crkers cn small salaries hawe raised
their own contributions from $" to
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